What is a Sacrament?

Just as road signs lead us directly and safely to our destination, sacraments are like road signs on your journey in faith. Sacraments continually point us toward Christ and lead us to our ultimate destination, which is heaven. Sacraments offer us grace, which is an intimate sharing in the life of Christ. Through grace we gain the strength and courage to follow Christ and live a life of holiness. Sacramental experiences (any encounter with God and God’s grace) happen at church – and also within the family, in groups, at work, at school or in recreation. Read more.

candle1Reconciliation

Saturdays 9:30 am – 11:00 am in the Main Church or by appointment.

Anointing of the Sick

If you have a family member who is seriously ill in the home or at the hospital and is in need of the sacrament of the sick, please contact the parish office and we will arrange for a visit to receive the sacraments.

Baptism

BaptismFor Infants: Parents are invited to contact the parish office to register for two sessions of baptism preparation. Our next set of sessions will take place on November  14th & 21st at 7pm in the Lacombe Room. Because each child is special, we invite the parents to attend both sessions for each child. Parents are welcome to prepare during the time of pregnancy.  Baptisms take place the last weekend of each month during all masses. Please note:  No baptisms during the season of Lent.  

 

Marriage

liturgy1All couples wishing to be married in our parish are asked to contact the parish office at least 6 months before the proposed wedding date. An initial interview with the parish priest will be set up at which time the preparatory steps for celebrating the sacrament of marriage will be explained. Because of the importance of the sacrament and of the couple, the church requires that proper preparation take place. You may contact our office for information regarding a Marriage Preparation Course.

Christian Initiation

For older children 6 years old and up, the church calls for a more extensive program of preparation called “Christian Initiation of Children” (C.I.C.). For further information, contact the parish office.

For Adults who wish to seek membership into our faith community, we have the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.).  contact the parish office.

Sacramental Preparation for Children

Parents are the primary educators of the faith of their children. To support you in this role, our parish offers meetings for parents and children beginning in September to prepare for First Reconciliation First Eucharist, and Confirmation. Celebrations for the sacrament of First Eucharist take place the 2nd and 3rd weekends of each month during all masses (with the exception of the Lenten season).